Lebowsky Center owner receives title to donated building

posted by steelbeard1 on December 10, 2007 at 9:15 pm

OWOSSO, MI — In a formal ceremony held at the newly dubbed Lebowsky Center Complex on December 4, the Owosso Community Players, received the title to the 9,000 square foot Miner Building from Chemical Bank which had occupied it. The donation was announced last August. Chemical Bank also donated $5,000 to the OCP’s fundraising campaign.

The adjacent Miner building was the location of Chemical Bank’s loan office and storage space before the fire last February which gutted the adjacent Lebowsky Center. The OCP is calling this building the West Annex. Before the bank occupied it, it had housed Kline’s department store. The second floor, with renovations nearly finished, will continue to be leased out to tenants. The first floor is being used as a reception area and rehearsal space. Dinner theater is planned for that space. The basement is currently costume storage. Renovations to the first floor and basement will take place over the next few months.

The OCP’s December newsletter states that between the original Capitol Theatre, the new West Annex and the Hoddy Memorial Hall behind the theater, the OCP now has combined about 50,000 square feet making up the Lebowsky Complex of three adjacent buildings.

For more info, see the news stories in the Argus-Press and WJRT.

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